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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

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Address: 11 Dent Street, Huskisson, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4441 5675
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum features a world renowned collection of...

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum features a world renowned collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments. The Museum exhibits a range of nautical equipment, models, photographs, paintings, drawings and objects relating to the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area. The Museum is home to the historic Lady Denman ferry and other historic vessels. Located in Huskisson, Jervis Bay, the Museum enjoys a waterfront location on Currambene Creek. Positioned in a beautiful bush setting in Jervis Bay, the complex includes a large recreation area with native gardens, a mangrove boardwalk, fish feeding pond, boathouse and historic buildings.

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Unexpected and interesting

We visited after being told the Lady Denman was at this museum. We couldn't believe the amount of interesting artifacts in such a small museum. It's a credit to those who run... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after being told the Lady Denman was at this museum. We couldn't believe the amount of interesting artifacts in such a small museum. It's a credit to those who run the museum and to those who generously donated artefacts, time and resources to put it all together. Loved walking on the decks of the Lady Denman after growing... More 

Thank Frany66
Bateau Bay, Australia
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173 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for 1 hour only but could have spent the whole afternoon. The displays are wide ranging and were well described. The vintage ferry is superb. Feed the fish, do not miss the outdoor features and allow plenty of time. We will be back.

Thank Dennis R
Jervis Bay, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

my family and I visit here all the time its great kids love it as you can buy a bag of food and walkl around feeding the fish its so fun theres always room to have picnics anywhere there which we love and theres a little shop to can buy drinks and sourveniers which I love all the sea shells... More 

Thank SezzyLuvzLighy
Sydney, Australia
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is one of the most comprehensive collections of maritime artefacts. The Lady Denman Ferry brings back wonderful memories of my travels on Sydney Harbour. A must see when your in Jervis Bay

Thank Holiday-Hunter-Aus
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132 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lots of information on the local area and it's maritime history. Full sized old Sydney Ferry on show. There was also an interesting art exhibition on when we were there. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mr_Mrs_Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a look around and was delighted by what we found. Excellent exihibits reasonable price and fantastic staff who were full on knowledge and happy to share. Smaller than some but very interesting

Thank Andrew E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I took my nephew to the Museum for the day. He is 5 years old and he particularly loved the Mangroves Walk. There is plenty of fish, and birds and crabs to see and makes for a beautiful morning out.

Thank Mele F
Umina, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you like history and old instruments you are in for a treat. In addition there is an old ferry that will bring back many memories for some

Thank Twostedys
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

After a fantastic stay at Huskisson for two nights we headed back to Sydney. My sister and brother-in-law were out from England for a holiday. We visited the museum as Hugh was a pilot in the RAF Fleet Air Arm flying Phantoms from the Ark Royal. He has bee a squadron leader and ended up flying as a captain on... More 

Thank Adam W
Cooma, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Was worth the stop and history lesson on the local area. Our children also enjoyed the experience and we couldn't believe how large the actually ferry's area!

Thank KStanford77

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